|Cottage:||Rafe Hall Coach House|
|Location of the cottage:||Pebmarsh|
|Number of bedrooms:||2|
|Sleeps:||4 (The Chillout room has a bookable Sofa bed for an extra person)|
|Children / Babies:||Yes,|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Monday, Friday|
Five Star Elegance
What a treat! A really spacious modern interior in a historic Coach House, all set in wonderful grounds beside a tiny picturesque village.
The Coach House sits in the grounds of Rafe Hall; a former rectory built in Italianate style and set in 7 acres of beautiful gardens. Located in the pretty village of Pebmarsh, in a very rural setting surrounded by farmland.
The Coach house is set in the grounds of Rafe Hall, but facing a different direction so offering a lot of privacy, while being able to enjoy views over the estate gardens.
The gardens around the coach house are sunny and peaceful, featuring the following:
Stables and paddock for 3 horses are also available upon request to the owners.
All prices include VAT and everything written below.
Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.
Our "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.
Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.
Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
We can offer you your own Personal Chef at this cottage to create the perfect evening in.
London Liverpool Street Station - Colchester Station = 56mins
taxi to cottage = 25 minutes
Bus to cottage = 60 mins
London Liverpool Street Station - Marks Tey Station = 45 mins
taxi to cottage = 15 minutes
get train to Bures station = 12 minutes, Bures = 7 minutes taxi to cottage
London Liverpool Street Station - Kelvedon = 49 minutes
taxi to cottage = 20 minutes
Bures Station - Marks Tey Station or Sudbury Station = 12 minutes then connect to London train
taxi to cottage = 7 minutes from Bures
taxi to cottage = 15 minutes from Sudbury
Bus to cottage from Sudbury = 32 minutes
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We love the Coach House - the blueprint for our dream home! Nicky & Chris have been very welcoming and kind. The welcome goodies were amazing and everything has been catered for, over and above any self catering property we've ever been to. I'm sorry we couldn't provide a 'well behaved' dog as Ollie kept escaping round he front! We would love to come back - if you'll have us! Many thanks and best wishes
What a great week in your beautiful Coach House! We've never stayed anywhere that has had such an outstanding welcome pack. We enjoyed runner beans from the garden and had fun playing table tennis, badminton and snooker (badly!). Thank you Nicky!
We have had a wonderful five days here in this beautifully converted coach house. Nicky & Christ made us feel so at home from the start, both personally and with the delightful and delicious welcome basket. The accommodation is superb, with all the facilities you could possibly need. The sofas and beds are very comfortable. We enjoyed fresh vegetables from the garden and we loved the overall feeling of space, both inside and out. Nicky & Chris are exemplary hosts, ensuring we were happy with all aspects of our stay. We will highly recommend for a relaxing stay and hope to return one day.
Fabulous place! We have had a lovely 4 day break. The Coach House has everything you could possibly need and our son loved the games room and use of the bikes. We had some lovely walks and enjoyed a lovely day canoeing on the River Stour. Thank you to Nicky and Chris for such a beautiful place.
Wow! What a beautiful place the Coach House is. We have enjoyed a wonderful week relaxing here whilst enjoying delicious meals out, visiting the surrounding area and walking with our 2 dogs. A special thank you to Nicky & Chris for their warm welcome and care they showed to ensure that we all (including the dogs) had a special time here. This is the best cottage we have stayed in, the attention to detail and extra special treats along with a superb welcome basket - we would love to come back again.
Fantastic couple of days - impeccable house, gorgeous grounds and extremely warm hospitality from Nicky & Chris. We look forward to returning again in all seasons. Thank you so much!
We have been so impressed in this beautiful coach house with the high quality furnishings and the stylish decor. The fabulous welcome basket and toiletries all added to the luxury feel of our stay here. The weather was not on our side but our stay has been more than comfortable. We will highly recommend and thanks to Nicky for everything
Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful Coach House. We've enjoyed being able to cook and share great meals here and in local pubs. We had some excellent walks, really appreciated the Easter treats and friendly welcome. Great place to mix some relaxation and exam revision.
Spent a wonderful relaxing Easter weekend at the Coach House. Everything is immaculate, it was like staying in a luxury boutique hotel but with all the comforts of home, plus space and privacy. We enjoyed the beautiful countryside, took the bikes and cycled to the Henny Swan. We walked to Preston lake and the reservoir, a lovely hour and a half gentle round trip. We leave feeling totally relaxed but sad to say goodbye to this stunning house and Rafe Hall. Wishing all the future guests a happy stay. P.s. thanks for the fabulous welcome basket and the Easter goodies - much enjoyed!
The Coach House is amazing - well kept and had everything we needed for a lovely weekend away. The games room was fantastic. We would stay here again and suggest it to family and friends. Thank you for a lovely holiday
We always have high expectations of Grove Cottages and this one did not disappoint. A truly relaxing stay in the best of properties, so beautifully converted. Just perfect!
We've stayed in 8 Grove Cottages now and this was a cut above the rest without a doubt. The quality of the fixtures and fittings really stand out and the design is lovely. We had a fabulous weekend break and will be back
We were given a stay here for Christmas so came knowing nothing....having packed shopping, towels etc we came to find we didn't need any of it. Nicky & Chris have thought of everything. Chocolate brownies on arrival and a full biscuit jar, not forgetting dog treats, high chair and a cot! We have had a wonderful time it really has been home from home. We will certainly be back to further explore all the wonderful footpaths. We cannot recommend it enough
Rafe Hall is a beautiful place to stay. A stunning Coach House so relaxing and tranquil, tastefully modern set in stunning countryside. There are plenty of restaurants to visit, excellent food and dog friendly. There are lots of beautiful walks, plenty of wildlife to see and lots of historic towns and castles to visit. It's amazing, I would recommend staying here.
A first class cottage for the perfect break.
We had 5 exceptional days at Rafe Hall Coach House. What a high quality luxurious place - so well fitted out. We wanted for nothing and the welcome pack was outstanding. For dog owners it was a pleasure to find accommodation which allows pets, yet maintains the highest of standards. Such a happy, comfortable and relaxing break. Our thanks to Nicky and Chris for sharing this treasure with us.
Wow!! I honestly can't rate this place high enough. The decor and furnishings are 1st class and finished with everything you would need to keep you going for a week. I can't wait to come back.
Wow! I honestly can't rate this place high enough. The decor and furnishings are first class and finished with everything you would need to keep you going for a week. I can't wait to come back.
Lovely welcome from our friendly hosts who had laid on an amazing welcome basket full of goodies. Spotless accommodation containing all mod cons, surrounded by fantastic views. The games room and Sky Sports were also real bonuses. Look forward to visiting again for another relaxing holiday.
A beautiful week, totally enjoyed it. The thought and care put into the accommodation and welcome pack is outstanding. This is without doubt the best cottage we have every stayed in and cannot wait to return.
A perfect 'home from home'. Beautifully decorated and maintained set in amazing grounds and coupled with a warm welcome from Nicky & Chris.
Rafe Hall Coach House is beautiful and very nicely furnished and equipped. The owners are really helpful and friendly and we would highly recommend a visit.
The cottage is by far the best we have every stayed in. Nicky & Chris are exceptional hosts and the cottage is stunning. Excellent!
This is our 6th Grove Cottage. The coach house was beyond all expectations. The very warm greeting from Nicky & Chris and their general hospitality was overwhelming. The welcome basket was very much appreciated. Will return in future and highly recommend to family and friends. The appraisals above speak for themselves. There was no fault in this accommodation whatsoever. A lot of thought has been put into this renovation.
A beautiful coach house in a lovely location - perfect for a 'get away from it all' break.
Beautiful accommodation, helpful and friendly hosts.
5 star accommodation and welcome. Extremely well equipped and cannot be faulted.
Amazing place! Everything has been thought of - all the little things that make a difference. Caring owners, 5 star luxury, all in all...Perfect!
We have had a fantastic break at the Coach House. It is so comfortable here - a lovely place to soak up the peace and quiet! A lovely welcome, we were put completely at ease.
The barn conversion has been completed to an exceptional standard providing an airy, warm atmosphere. We felt privileged to have been able to spend 4 nights cocooned away from electric communication! Nicky could not have been more thoughtful and attentive providing good early contact - appreciated! We look forward to returning in the future - thank you.
This cottage and the hospitality from its owners has been exceptional. We've felt more like invited guests rather than paying customers. Could not fault it in any way. Beautifully decorated & nothing too much trouble
This is the third time we have used Grove Cottages and by far the best. We loved the way in which the character of the property had been combined with all the mod cons needed. Chris & Nicky couldn't have been more helpful! Loved it! Could not fault it in any way. Beautifully decorated and nothing too much trouble!
This is the third time we have used Grove Cottages and by far the best. We loved the way in which the character of the property had been combined with all the mod cons needed. Chris & Nicky couldn't have been more helpful ! Loved it !
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We have loved our stay here. Nicky & Chris made us feel so welcome and have thought of every little detail which makes it that extra bit special. Our dog has also loved it. For us it has been the perfect UK family break.
We have loved our stay here. Nicky and Chris made us feel so welcome & have thought of every little detail within the house which makes that extra bit special. Our dog has also loved it, running around the gardens, she is exhausted after her little break. For us this has been the perfect UK family break. I cannot see how this can be improved upon. What is offered goes Way past Any expectations. The standard of accommodation was astounding, there is simply no way to improve on perfection.
Having experienced a number of holiday cottages before I can say, without doubt Rafe Hall Coach House is a jewel in the crown for Grove Cottages. The level of accommodation and welcome from Nicky & Chris and the stunning setting cannot be compared. One not to miss!!
Having experienced a number of Holiday Cottages before I can say, without doubt, Rafe Hall Coach-house is a Jewel in the Crown for Grove Cottages. The level of accommodation, the standard of offering by Nicky and Chris and the Stunning setting cannot be compared. One not to miss
After visiting many cottages which have been listed as Dog Friendly this is the first one that has truly catered for them and ensured the grounds are secure. This resulted in a totally relaxing stay both for us and our dogs.
The Coach House is the perfect combination of modern luxury living and rural charm. Easily one of the most well equipped and family friendly cottages we have every stayed in. Our stay was excellent.
The Coach House is stunning - even better than the photographs suggest - we had a lovely stay.
The Couch House is stunning – even better than the photographs suggest – and we had a lovely stay here.
Fantastic place. Cannot recommend it enough. Excellent finishing touches but Coach House and gardens really impressive. Definitely a 5 star rating. Nicky & Chris made us feel most welcome. Lots to do in surrounding area, local pub a 10 minute walk and also dog friendly. Will definitely be back. Absolutely immaculate and no expense spared in making our stay comfortable. Exceeded all expectations.
Fantastic place. Cannot recommend it enough. Excellent finishing touches but Coach House and gardens really impressive. Definitely a 5 star rating. Our dogs loved the huge garden and the hosts Nicky and Chris made us fell most welcome. Lots to do in surrounding area. Local pub 10 minute walk and also dog friendly. Will definitely be back.
Rafe Hall is lovely, spacious, comfortable and cosy. Very well equipped. Nicky & Chris have been wonderful hosts, they have thought of everything and made us feel so welcome and relaxed. Stayed for 3 nights and wish it was longer.
Rafe Hall is lovely, spacious, comfortable and cosy. Very well equipped. Nicky & Chris have been wonderful hosts - they have thought of everything and made us feel so welcome and relaxed. Stayed for 3 nights and wish it was longer.
Absolutely glorious place and the best host you could ask for. It was one of the best weekend getaways we have had.
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